Ideal Protein Newsletter: May 2013

ip-top-bannerIdeal Protein Newsletter
May 2013

What’s New?
Ideal Salt
Ideal Salt is a combination of Sea Salt (mostly Sodium Chloride) and Potassium (Chloride). Dieters will consume 1/4 teaspoon of Ideal Salt per day, along with one of the Potassium tablets.
Potassium Citrate
Some dieters have found the old Potassium Calcium tablets big and difficult to swallow. Ideal Protein has reformulated this product – it is now a Potassium Citrate (has no calcium). The tablets are smaller therefore easier to swallow. Dieters will continue to take the new Potassium Citrate in its tablet format, once a day, as they have done with the previous formula.
Potassium is an important mineral that is a mandatory supplement when doing our protocol. The combination of the Potassium in the Ideal Salt and the Potassium Citrate tablet will help compensate for the Potassium dieters are missing from not eating root vegetables, fruits, and grains while in the weight loss stages of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.
Ideal Protein has also cut the price of this product making it more affordable.
The best news is that this, along with many upcoming new supplements,
will be a superior formula, but at a lower cost to you!
Sea Salt and Vinegar Ridges
After a brief absence, one of your favourite snacks is back! Even if you’re in Phase 4, come in a pick up a few snacks for home, the car, a movie night, or to have on hand for emergencies.

Optimize Your Weight Loss on Ideal Protein
Tip #1
Time to have a closer look at your Phase 1 sheet.
Go over the vegetable list and add a few new ones to your grocery cart this week.
It’s important to change the vegetables you’re eating on a weekly basis. If you eat the same 3, 4, 5 veg day in and day out, your weight loss could plateau. Aim for a variety of vegetable colours and textures every day. You’ll be getting a great variety of vitamins, be much more satisfied and your metabolism will thank you!
Tip #2
Don’t go longer than 4hours without eating! Wait longer and you could be hungry enough to nibble on something outside of protocol. Consider splitting up your lunch and/or dinner. The increased frequency of eating will speed up your metabolism

Shape up for Spring!
Aaahh! The weather has finally turned warm and sunny. Time to get outside and enjoy some gardening, golfing, a nice walk, and socializing with friends and family outdoors.
But, uh oh…our spring and summer wardrobe isn’t fitting as well as we’d like, or perhaps not at all. Gone is the winter when we could hide under that baggy sweatshirt and we’re just not feeling shorts, tank tops, and bikini ready.
Time to Shape Up!
If you’ve fallen off track with maintenance, or you’re new to Ideal Protein, I can show you how to look and feel your best for the Spring/Summer season and beyond.
Call Deborah at 905-426-7690 to book your appointment or email

On the Web
Check our website, this month for new articles. “Obesity Rates Across Canada” is quite shocking. The Globe and Mail recently featured and article about Ideal Protein which you can find on our website and on our Facebook page.

Recipes of the Month
(Phase 1 Friendly from Ideal Protein)
No need to feel left out at the party or BBQ!
Mix the following ingredients together with ice: 1 cup of Perrier, 1 cup of Tap water, 
Sprinkle Splenda to taste, 3-4 leafs of fresh mint, 1 splash of Mint Extract, 
3 splash of Rum Extract, 
Lemon juice to taste.
This really tastes like a mojito!
Mix 1 lb Ground Chicken or Turkey, 1 tsp coconut extract, 1-3 tsp or more “Red Thai Curry Paste”, Sea Salt, Garlic and Herb Mrs. Dash, and Pepper to taste. Easy on the salt if your curry paste is salty. Optional: sprinkle with dried lemon grass and/or add fresh, chopped bean sprouts
Mix by hand and form into 4-6 patties. Spray pan with cooking spray. Preheat pan. Cook patties, flipping occasionally until done.
Place the following in a pre-heated wok, coated with a little olive or coconut oil: 1 ½ C fresh, chopped green beans (or 1 can), 2C fresh, sliced mushrooms (or 1 can), 1/4 cup chopped white onion, freshly ground, mixed pepper, Sea salt, 1 oz milk (from morning coffee allowance)
Optional: Chopped deli meat like lean ham, cut in small pieces. Heat until milk is partially evaporated and vegetables (if using fresh) are tender-crisp.
IP Recipe of the Month
(Phase 1 Friendly from Ideal Protein) Non-Restricted Chocolate Banana Loaf
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a mini-loaf pan with non-stick spray. In a bowl, mix the following:
1 packet Chocolate Drink Mix, 1 packet Banana Pudding Mix, 2 egg whites (may also work well with 1 whole egg), 1-tablespoon non-fat milk (could use up to 2 for a total of 1 oz non-fat milk in place of using 1 oz non-fat milk with your coffee in the
morning), 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons Walden Farms chocolate syrup (or 1-2 teaspoons Splenda may work well), 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pour all contents into the mini loaf and bake for about 15 minutes.
Yields 2 non-restricted products.
Revitalize Your Energy with the Novi Cur Cleanse
Michael P. Ciell, Vice-President of Clinical Operations, Chief Science Officer, Ideal Protein
As we live our everyday lives we accumulate various toxins from a myriad of chemical substances which, if not promptly eliminated, can over time accumulate in our body. Environmental threats that historically we never had to deal with. It is thought that this can contribute to many diseases, which we have only seen in recent years (i.e.: fibromyalgia, various immune disorder diseases, ADD/ADHD, etc.) Therefore it is a prudent idea to proactively, periodically assist the body in eliminating this accumulated “toxic load”. Cleanses have been part of natural medicine for centuries. Although new to modern medicines, many contemporary Practitioners see the value in an annual or bi-annual detoxification program. Novi-Cleanse aids the body’s major organs of elimination (liver, kidney, digestive tract) in ridding these toxic substances.
Novi-Cleanse is recommended for Spring and Fall. You do not need to be a dieter to benefit from this cleanse. It is recommended for all of us and available at Total Rehab.

Coming Soon
Mangosteen Flavored Water Enhancer
These small, convenient packets can be added to any bottle of plain water at home, at the gym, or on the job. Each packet will provide 100 mg of sodium as well as 30 mg of potassium in a delicious, calorie-free base. A great way to replace minerals lost through perspiration during physically demanding jobs or exercise. Also a welcome break for those who just don’t like the taste of plain water.
BBQ Ridges
They’ve been away for a while, but should be back on our shelves by mid-May!

Phase 4 Lifetime Support
Planning and preparation are key to your success in Phase 4. When is your ‘fun day’? Whatever day of the week it is for you, make sure you’ve already done your shopping and have plenty of healthy, low carb/no carb foods on hand for the day after. Preparing for your Phase 1 day ahead of time will make it easy for you to stay on track. Make a platter of cut, raw vegetables for snacking, have your salad already made, and have some protein sources like boiled eggs and turkey pepperettes ready to go. Having a few Ideal Protein foods on hand will also make for an easy and tasty Phase 1 day. Having all this ready for you when you wake up after your fun day, will help you avoid the temptation of dipping into leftovers or grabbing for carbs. Thoroughly enjoy your weekly fun day, prepare for your Phase 1 day, and maintain the healthy weight you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
If you’ve fallen off the wagon though, don’t hesitate to come back for a tune-up. Several people are coming in now, to tune-up for spring and summer fashions and activities.
We all need a little help sometimes, to get back on track.

Call Deborah at 905-426-7690 to book your appointment or email

In the June Newsletter
Money for Losing Weight!
More Entertaining Recipes

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Let us know what you’d like to see in future newsletters and weekly meetings
Call Deborah and book an appointment for a consultation
Deborah Gurash, RMT & Ideal Protein Consultant
Total Rehab Orthopedic & Athletic Medicine
250 Bayly Street West
Ajax, ON